Wendy’s Unifies Finance and HR on Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

The popular restaurant chain adopts Oracle Cloud to eliminate manual business processes and enhance the customer experience


Wendys, the second-largest quick-service hamburger chain in the U.S., has implementedOracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suiteand moved business-critical workloads toOracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)to increase productivity, expand business insights, and improve the experience it delivers to its growing customer base.

The companys vision is to become the worlds most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. As its operations expanded globally, Wendys found that its business systems, which were heavily reliant on manual processes, were taking time away from the ability of its employees and restaurant managers to provide an exceptional customer experience. To help increase efficiency and enable employees to focus on delivering quality food and service, Wendys decided to move its Finance and HR processes to the cloud with Oracle Fusion Applications Suite.

Our vision is to create fast, frictionless, and fun user experiences for our employees, franchisees, and front-line workers to help drive consistent, quick, and convenient customer experiences, said Stephanie Shaw, vice president of enterprise technology, Wendys. Aligning Finance and HR on Oracle Fusion Applications Suite has allowed us to simplify and automate business processes to help build a culture of innovation and inclusivity and enable employees to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time thinking about and engaging with our customers.

WithOracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Wendys has been able to consolidate 11 different financial applications on a single cloud ERP suite with embedded analytics to help increase productivity and improve controls. This will enable Wendys to expand insights into its business, enhance planning, and increase the speed and accuracy of its financial reporting. In addition, in concert with Oracle, Wendys developed a new billing management system to automate unique franchisee requirements around billing and payments. Wendys used Oracle Applications Platform leveraging OCIs Visual Builder and Integration Cloud Service to ensure seamless connectivity with the rest of the Oracle Fusion Applications Suite. The custom application leveragesOracle Exadata Database Service and Oracle Autonomous Databaserunning on Oracle Exadata delivering the right scale, performance, and availability.

Building on the success of its Oracle Cloud ERP implementation, Wendys is currently moving its global HR system toOracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). With Oracle Cloud HCM, Wendys will be able to standardize onboarding processes, enhance HR self-service capabilities, provide real-time visibility into goals and performance metrics, and give employees more control over their career development.

The quick-service restaurant industry is fiercely competitive, and employees and managers play a key role in elevating brands through fast and friendly customer service, said Steve Miranda, executive vice president of applications development, Oracle. With Oracle Fusion Applications Suite, Wendys can automate processes and make faster, better-informed decisions to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Moving forward, Wendys has the technology foundation to embrace new services as it pursues its company vision.

Oracle Fusion Applications Suite enables organizations to take advantage of the cloud to break down organizational silos, standardize processes, and manage finance, HR, supply chain, and customer experience data on a single integrated cloud platform. With quarterly update cycles, customers gain access to continuous innovation as new features are added every 90 days, without downtime or business disruption.


About Wendys

Wendys was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, Quality Is Our Recipe, which remains the guidepost of the Wendys system. Wendys is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty dessert. The Wendys Company (Nasdaq: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is most visible through the Companys support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature Wendys Wonderful Kids program, which seeks to find a loving, forever home for every child in the North American foster care system. Today, Wendys and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the worlds most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For details on franchising, connect with us atwww.wendys.com/franchising. Visitwww.wendys.com andwww.squaredealblog.comfor more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendys.

*Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.

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Oracle Atlanta Toastmaters Launches Youth Leadership Program at Dunwoody High School

ATLANTAApril 25, 2023PRLog — The Youth Leadership program is an informal course in the arts of communication and leadership. This program is being led by Oracle Atlanta Toastmaster’s Club President, Shavonne Reed as a capstone project to earn her Distinguished Toasmasters designation during the 4th period block exploratory class. Ms. Phillips, 9th grade literature teacher says, “It is important to expose her students to real-life skills that will help
them thrive as they mature into young adults.”

The program will focus on developing the student’s ability to clearly express their thoughts to others so they are heard and understood. According to Reed, “This is critical in becoming successful in life and just about every career path students choose to pursue. Many of my peers have found their voice by participating in Toastmasters and have expressed an interest in supporting a united community effort to give back to the youth in our community.” Shavonne Reed is the founder of a marketing agency and the Future Health NOW Foundation whose mission is to foster education, information, and experiences to help the next generation to thrive and make healthy life choices.

According to Marcus Felder, “I was thrilled to learn about the opportunity to support Shavonne with her DTM project as our company supports community service projects and encourages us to be active within the community. Working with the kids is very exciting, and I’m happy to share what I’ve learned with them because I wish I had learned speaking skills earlier in life.” Felder is a State Farm employee based in Dunwoody.

The program participants will learn skills they will be able to use the rest of their life, including:

● Overcoming the nervousness everyone feels when asked to speak before an audience
● Organizing and presenting ideas logically and convincingly
● Listening carefully to others’ ideas
● Offering advice that will help others improve their speaking and leadership skills
● Participating in and even leading group discussions and meetings

Bernard Assaf, Vice President of Membership, stated, “It is always good to introduce Toastmasters as soon as possible, as this helps to increase self-confidence in a fun, safe learning environment and is a good way to make new friends and prospective future members for our club someday.” The program will culminate in an awards ceremony where the students will be able to showcase their newly learned
communication and leadership skills with friends, family, and the community.

About Oracle Atlanta: Oracle Atlanta Toastmasters Club #4640768 is an open community Toastmasters Club. The Club Mission statement is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Currently, Oracle Atlanta has 26 active members, and many have been with the Club for several years. Members join on a six-month base, pay dues, and complete learning pathways to grow their speaking and leadership skills. This Club offers virtual meetings every Thursday at noon and hybrid experiences once a month at the State Farm Parklink Community Center. The Club has been able to maintain consistency throughout the Pandemic and has held more than 380 meetings since being founded in 2015 by Oracle employees. Learn more about Oracle Atlanta here: https://oracleatl.toastmastersclubs.org.